On 10/7/06, Constantine Evans<div><span class="gmail_quote"><b class="gmail_sendername"></b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
t u wrote:<br>> Hi,<br>><br>> I am writing to attract a little bit of attention to this spec:<br>> <a href="https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/winmodem-support">https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/winmodem-support
</a> which asks<br>> for winmodem support out-of-the-box. Recently, a user proposed a<br>> dialogue popup which would give some feedback to user upon installation<br>> regarding the user specific winmodem hardware. This seems easy enough
<br>> for Edgy + 1? What do you think?<br>><br>> Is anyone interested in this?<br>><br>> Thanks<br>><br>> Ps. I've got no coding knowledge at all...<br><br>We can't support most winmodems out of the box, because there are no
<br>free drivers, and companies like Conexant refuse to release specs under<br>reasonable terms.<br><br>Having a modem detection script during installation that explains the<br>issue when an appropriate modem is detected would be nice.
<br><br>Constantine Evans<br><br></blockquote></div><br>I hope there will be a standards for hardware, the current situation of proprietary drivers is like in the past where there's proprietary vendors for every network, but then, OSI layers was formed.